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Sroka describes one of Asheville's unique activities, the Asheville Drum Circle, a collection of several dozen drummers who appear Fridays nights to perform in unison at Pritchard Park. No one leads; there are no verbal cues; the beat just moves and changes on its own. The activity has been going on for over ten years and attracts all kinds of viewers.
Sweepstakes machine gambling is a loophole based on a legal argument that if McDonald’s and Coca-Cola can give away products, then small businesses can use video gambling for promotional purposes. This loophole created a boom in machine gambling in North Carolina during the 2000s. Despite laws, court rulings, and investigations, the machine-gambling industry in North Carolina persists.
Most of Durham's best-loved bakeries are located within an area known as the Durham Bakery District. This area is helping to revitalize the city's downtown. Among the bakeries described are DaiseyCakes, Loaf Bakery, Monuts Donuts, Ninth Street Bakery, and Scratch Bakery.